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    DescriptionProviding new insights into the human psyche, this remarkable collection gathers 13 cutting-edge tales of science fiction that reveal both the dark and light side of progress. In the Nebula award-winner, "Burn," an idyllic planet wrestles with ecological responsibility and terrorism, while the problems and temptations of a happy virtual reality are examined in "The Dark Side of Town." Colorful pilgrims travel to new worlds until their ship's artificial intelligence begins to act strangely in the namesake, "The Wreck of the Godspeed," and the extent that future television programs will go to get ratings is explored in "The Leila Torn Show," Combining hard technology with complex, character-based dilemmas, each inventive narrative shares the message that science is not a panacea and often leads to personal decisions that are neither clear nor easy.


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    Title
    The Wreck of the Godspeed
    Subtitle
    And Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Patrick Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781930846517
    ISBN 10: 1930846517
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FYB, FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC, 813.54
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028040
    LC classification: PS3561.E3942 W74 2008
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Golden Gryphon Press
    Imprint name
    Golden Gryphon Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Collinsville, IL
    Author Information
    James Patrick Kelly writes for "Asimov's Science Fiction" and is the author of "Burn," "Heroines," "Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories, Strange but Not a Stranger, " and "Wildlife, "as well as the coeditor of "Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, "and" Rewired: The Post Cyber-Punk Anthology." He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire.
    Review quote
    "Kelly's stories depend on future technologies based on physics, information theory, genetics, and other au courant disciplines, but they're about love, friendship, and loyalty." --"Booklist"